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Supreme Court Upturns Bayelsa APC Victory, Declares PDP Candidate Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of […]

Bayelsa Election Tribunal: Group Accuses Sylva of Shopping for ‘Black Market Judgment’

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the Bayelsa State Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja prepares to deliver judgement on the petition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Candidate in the last election, Chief Timipre Sylva against Governor Seriake Dickson, a human rights advocacy group has raised fresh alarm that Sylva was  lobbying in high places to […]

Real Reason why Bayelsa APC Sacked Sylva

The real facts have emerged as to why the Bayelsa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) moved against the party’s governorship candidate in the last governorship election, Chief Timipre Sylva and four others persons. Sylva, Bayelsa Central Vice Chairman, Mr. Joseph Fafi; Publicity Secretary, Mr. Panebi Fortune; Organising Secretary, Mr. Tonye Okio and […]

Sylva Would Still Lose At Tribunal, Says PDP

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Restoration Campaign Organisation has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the just concluded election in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, would still lose at the tribunal if he decides to contest the outcome of the election because he has no case. In a statement issued on Monday […]

Bayelsa: Dickson Wins Re-election,  thanks Electorate, says no celebration

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Seriake Dickson, has emerged winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that Mr. Dickson scored a total of 134,998, votes while his main challenger,  the All Progressives Congress candidate, Timipre Sylva polled 86,852 votes. Meanwhile, Mr Dickson has […]

Bayelsa: Dickson Coasts To Victory, Wins 62% of Total Votes Cast

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State governorship rerun election seems to have been won and lost as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), is in a comfortable lead with sixty-two percent of the total vote cast across the state. Already party chieftains are in celebration mood as PDP has chalked up a total of […]

Bayelsa: Women, Youths Chase Away Militants, Vow To Protect Electoral Materials

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent Electoral  Commission (INEC) has hailed the commendable gallantry exhibited by the women and youths of Oporoma, headquarters of Southern Ijaw  LGAs, Ekowe  and Otuan  communities who have resolved to take their destiny in their hands by chasing away militants and forming a formidable vigilante groups to guide electoral […]

Former Bayelsa speaker, LG chairman, others Escape Death as Terror Gang Besiege Ekeremor

*CSP Allegedly Aiding, Abetting Distribution of Materials Without Party Agents BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – All hell was let  loose in Ekeremor today less than 24 hours to the rescheduled elections in certain constituencies in Bayelsa as suspected militants  took over the community, unleashing barbaric violence on the former Speaker of the Bayelsa State House […]

Bayelsa Polls: Dickson Says Militants Can’t Save Sylva

Baltimore, MD (African Examiner) – With about three days to the supplementary election scheduled for Southern Ijaw and 101 units, Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday in Yenagoa, called on the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timipre Sylva, to “accept defeat or be ready to be humiliated by the people as […]

Bayelsa Polls: I Never Accused Dickson of Giving Bribes to REC –INEC SPO

*Says It’s APC’s Mischief The Supervisory Presiding Officer (SPO) with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ted Francis, on Wednesday denied accusing the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Baritor Kpagir, of collecting N200 million from Governor Henry Seriake Dickson to compromise the governorship election in the state. Following the cancellation of the election in Southern Ijaw LGA, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had […]

Bayelsa Polls: Militants Invade Peremabiri Community, PDP Seeks Arrest Of Ex-Militant Leader

Peremabiri community, Southern Ijaw local government is under siege, as suspected militant group invaded the community on Tuesday, shooting sporadically and forcing the people to scamper for safety. The attack is coming four days to the conduct of the election in the area. Confirming the development in a live telephone programme on the state owned media […]

Bayelsa Re-Run: Lokpobiri’s Community Sends SOS to Buhari

*Accuses Minister Of Intimidation, Oppression, Lawlessness Ahead Of Jan. 9 Polls BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the re-run governorship election in Southern Ijaw and 101 units in 6 Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State take place this weekend, the Chiefs and people of Ekeremor Community, headquarters of Ekeremor Local Government Area, have expressed serious concern […]

Bayelsa Polls: Dickson Alleges APC Has Perfected Plans to Cause Violence In Southern Ijaw

*Opens Hotlines, Website for Tracking Movement Of Election Materials With less than five days to the supplementary election scheduled for January 9 2016, Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Monday in Yenagoa raised the alarm over plans  by the All Progressives Congress (APC), to unleash violence on the people of Southern Ijaw LGA. The violence, according to him, was […]

APC Fighting a Lost Battle in Bayelsa –PDP

*Says Alleged Assault On S/Ijaw Chairman Laughable The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has said that all those who caused the violence which led to wanton loss of lives and property during the cancelled election in Southern Ijaw and other parts of the state on December 5 would   face the full weight […]

Southern Ijaw: Sylva ‘ll Be Humiliated Again – PDP  

*Says APC Propaganda Won’t Go Anywhere The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Restoration Campaign Organisation in Bayelsa State, has described as outright lies and false propaganda, claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has stopped December salaries of civil servants. The RCO also denied buying up voter cards ahead of the […]

Bayelsa APC Behind Abduction of Dickson’s Sister –PDP

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organisation in Bayelsa State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of masterminding the kidnap of the younger sister of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson in Yenagoa, describing it as political. The party warned the governor’s immediate family and relatives to be mindful of where they […]

Southern Ijaw: PDP Unfolds APC Plan to Mislead Voters In Rescheduled Polls

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Restoration Campaign Organization in Bayelsa has uncovered plot by the All Progressives Congress, (APC) to mislead the innocent voters through the spread of falsehood and propaganda particularly people of Southern Ijaw local government area of the state as regards the January 9, 2016 rescheduled election and the […]

Bayelsa Polls: PDP Faults Sylva’s Letter to INEC, says He Can’t be Governor

The Restoration Campaign Organization, an organ of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State as expressed dismay over a letter written by the candidate of the All Progressives (APC) candidate in the December 5 election, Chief Timipre Sylva to the Independent National Electoral Commission, describing it as mischievous. The group urged Sylva to stop his […]

Gov Polls: Accept Defeat, Congratulate Dickson – Bayelsans Tell Sylva

Following the victory that has been recorded by Governor Henry Seriake Dickson in the governorship election, there is intense pressure from Bayelsans and stakeholders asking the All Progressives Governorship (APC) candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva to accept defeat and congratulate the governor. The latests are coming from the various ward agents for  the over 500 APC […]

Southern Ijaw: I’m Confident of Victory –Dickson

*Says That’s PDP stronghold Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Thursday expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win overwhelmingly in Southern Ijaw LGA anytime the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixes the date to conduct the re-scheduled election. Governor Dickson who stated this at a PDP stakeholders meeting in Yenagoa, described […]

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